a The Transit Lounge: I Heart Shibuya

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Tuesday, August 25

I Heart Shibuya

How can you not?!

These photos of the infamous Shibuya crossing are taken from my favourite vantage point, the Starbucks. Yes Starbucks, I hate admitting that, but it seriously does have the best view of this people fest (nearly 3 million people go through Shibuya station daily) - and is also about the only cafe in Japan that serves soy milk, catering for my bouts of veganism.

You think some Japanese company would have monopolised that entire building and gotten all the good seats - and the tourist trade - for themselves, but in true Japanese style it took an outsider to see the value in the space.

I heart Shibuya.

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